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Foreclosure mill head faces Florida Bar discipline


by Kim Miller

The owner of the Fort Lauderdale-based Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson has agreed to plead guilty to offenses found during a Florida Bar investigation in what is believed to be the first disciplinary action taken by the regulatory More >

Mortgage Delinquency Spikes in TransUnion Q4 Report

by Jann Swanson Feb 14 2012, 10:02AM

TransUnion is reporting that serious mortgage delinquencies rose during the fourth quarter of 2011 for only the second time since the end of 2009.  The rate increased 13 basis points from 5.88 percent in the More >

Mitt Romney to Lenders: Take the Loss and Help People Recover, To Government: Get out of the Way


Mitt Romney Talks With Florida Foreclosure Victims – First Posted: 01/23/2012 11:06 am Updated: 01/23/2012 1:09 pm – by Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spent nearly an hour talking to struggling home and business More >

New REO Inventory in 2011 = 804,423 Homes, 1.9 million properties with a foreclosure filing

By: Carrie Bay

RealtyTrac’s year-end report released Thursday shows foreclosure filings – including default, auction, and bank repossession notices – were reported on 1,887,777 U.S. properties in 2011. Of that total, 804,423 homes were taken back More >

Shadow inventory estimates for the US may have been dramatically underestimated

Michael Olenick: Is Shadow Housing Inventory Vastly Larger Than Widely Believed?

By Michael Olenick, founder and CEO of Legalprise, and creator of FindtheFraud, a crowd sourced foreclosure document review system (still in alpha). You can follow him More >

Foreclosure makes people sick

Tying Health Problems to Rise in Home Foreclosures


The threat of losing your home is stressful enough to make you ill, it stands to reason. Now two economists have measured just how unhealthy the foreclosure crisis has been in More >

Homeowner Groups Sue to Force Foreclosures


Members of the Vintage East Condominium Association in Miami Beach got tired of waiting for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) to foreclose on unit 9, so they sued the bank in February to take control of the property.

In June, more than four years after the More >

Wachovia Knowingly allowed Drug Money Laundering


Wachovia Drug Money laundering slap on the wrist Southern District of Florida – Press Release

Mortgage Fraud Up 44% in First Quarter: Report

By: Heather Hill Cernoch, 5/17/2011

The first three months of 2011 saw a 44 percent increase in the volume of mortgage fraud case activity, according to industry data released this week. The cases reported represent fraud on an estimated $1.2 More >

Bondi: Don’t cut homeowners’ mortgage principal

 Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel8:59 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2011

The attorney general of Florida — a state where almost half of all mortgaged homes are underwater — opposes efforts that would force the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers to reduce More >
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